Locally owned Bistro 913 offers both Hawaiian and Vietnamese cuisine. Menu items include Ahi Poke Trio, as well as Korean short ribs and noodle dishes. The Casual Foodie, a new food truck and catering operation, offers such items as jerk chicken nachos and Dr Pepper BBQ wings.
The high-quality frozen cocktail concept opened in the Crossroads in late 2011. Now it plans to close there in late September and reopen at 421 Westport Road in early October. HopCat craft beer bar and restaurant also is opening at 401 Westport Road by the end of the year.
Standees-The Entertaining Eatery reopened its restaurant as Chocolate Frog in mid-2015. Now it will be replaced by C. Frogs BBQ Steak Whiskey, which is scheduling a mid-July opening. Menu items will include burnt ends, brisket, grilled fresh water trout, smoked red pepper pasta and New Zealand lamb chops.
Chicken N Pickle is now open at 1761 Burlington Ave. with four indoor and four outdoor pickleball courts. A rotisserie chicken restaurant opens in October. Calibration Brewery also is now open at 119 Armour Road in North Kansas City.
Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Amigo’s Grill & Cantina, Anthony’s Restaurant & Lounge, BB’s Lawnside BBQ, Brookridge Golf & Fitness, Carniceria El Torito, The Grille at Park Place, 18th Street Stop & Go, India Palace, Life Cafe at Life Time Fitness, MS Petroleum in Edwardsville, and Quick Shop in KCK.
The new 32,000-square-foot store in Nall Hills is scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The specialty grocery store chain is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country. New Leawood rowing studio and Legends Outlets updates
JoyceKC Notebook items: Locally owned Longboards Wraps and Bowls has opened at 506M S.E. Missouri 291, Suite A, in Lee’s Summit. Brewbakers Bar & Grill is listed as a tenant for Belton’s Cedar Tree Shopping Center, now under renovation.
The Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association has just published the results of a survey of 500 Kansans. The top pick for favorite Kansas-based non-chain restaurant was Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Lawrence’s Free State Brewery and The Burger Stand took top spots.
JoyceKC Notebook items: SoT plans an August opening in a 1,000-square-foot space at 1521 Grand Blvd. It will serve elevated cocktails and small plates. Swordfish Tom’s wants to open at 210 W. 19th Terrace with a pre-Prohibition feel — and no cellphone calls allowed.
HopCat said it will take a 10,000-square-foot-plus space at 401 Westport Road. It will feature more than 30 Missouri and Kansas beers on tap, 100 rotating taps and a scratch kitchen. HopCat, which plans to open by the end of the year, also will feature a rooftop deck and bar. The Crossroads’ Snow & Co. will relocate to Westport in late September.
Andrew Cameron’s Donutology also will offer Daylight Donuts products. A Roasterie espresso bar is planned and Shatto milk flavors will be served. He plans to open in late July at 1009 Westport Road, former home of Tower Dry Cleaners and Laundry.
RH Leawood will be a “next generation” gallery store, only the fifth location in the country. The galleries were founded in 2014 and feature rooftop decks. Once the Leawood store opens, it will close its Country Club Plaza location.
Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Alma Latino Americana, Barwaqo Restaurant, Big Daddy’s Chicken & Fish, The Blue Roses, Callahan’s, Carniceria La Siete, Chartroose Caboose, China Wok, Chinatown Super Buffet, Coal Vines, the Drawing Board Restaurant & Pub, Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Jamz Bar & Grill, Jazz A Louisiana Kitchen in KCK, The Melting Pot, Oasis Bar & Grill, and Twisters Grill & Bar.
The Wichita-based company is taking over the eight area locations as well as 11 other 24 Hour Fitness Centers in St. Louis, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The centers have converted to Genesis and a multimillion-dollar remodeling is planned. The Overland Park location at 6700 W. 110th St. will be expanded and be the flagship center for the area.